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Amy Winehouse Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education
Amy Winehouse was born on 14th September 1983 in Southgate, London, England. Her father name is Mitchell “Mitch” Winehouse and mother name is Janis Winehouse, her father was a window panel installer and her mother was a pharmacist. Additionally, she began working as a teenager, one of her initial jobs being an entertainment journalist for the World Entertainment News Network. She also sang with local bands. Shas a sibling namely, Alex Winehouse. Likewise, she attended Susi Earnshaw Theatre School for four years to receive vocal education. Additionally, she also received training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and also appeared in an episode of ‘The Fast Show’ along with some other schoolmates. Amy holds British nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. She has 5 feet 3 inches height and has 50 Kg weight. She has black hair colour and has brown eye colour. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Amy Winehouse Career
Amy Winehouse began her career as a teenager, one of her initial jobs being an entertainment journalist for the World Entertainment News Network. She also sang with local bands. During 2002, her friend Tyler James sent her demo tapes an A&R person who helped her sign with Simon Fuller’s 19 Management. In fact, even though she was meant to be kept a recording industry secret, her recordings were accidentally heard by the A&R man at Island/Universal who became keen on signing the young artist.
Whereas, she also released her debut album ‘Frank’ named in honor of her idol Frank Sinatra with Island Records in 2003. Additionally, the album featured a mixture of jazz, hip-hop and soul music. When the release of her debut album she plunged into a period of heavy drinking, drug addiction, eating disorders and mood swings which escalated during 2005. Similarly, her second album, ‘Back to Black’ was out in 2006. In addition, the single ‘Rehab’ was the first one released from ‘Back to Black’ in 2006. This song is about the troubled singer’s refusal to enter a rehabilitation center.
Additionally, she was a heavy smoker and drinker and used illegal drugs like heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, etc. which took a toll on her health. In addition, she canceled several of her shows and tours in 2007 because of ill health. Similarly, she claimed to have quit illegal drug use in early 2008 though she took up binge drinking. Consequently, her drinking habits worsened with time and fell into a pattern marked by periods of abstinence and then relapsing. The album debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. Albums Chart.
Additionally, she was nominated Brit Awards for Best British Female Solo Artist. Likewise, she was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung. Collaboration on 2013. Similarly, she was nominated for MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year on 2007. Moreover, she won the Cinema Eye Honors Award for The Unforgettables for Amy (2015). In addition, she won six Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Record of the Year.
Amy Winehouse Relationship
Amy Winehouse was a married woman. She dated chef-musician Alex Clare in 2006, but the relationship didn’t go well so they decided to separate in 2007. Then, she married Blake Fielder-Civil on May 18, 2007, but the marriage didn’t go well so they decided to divorce on July 16, 2009. She dated Reg Traviss in 2010 but the relationship didn’t go well so they broke up in 2011.
Amy Winehouse Net Worth and Online Presence
The British singer, songwriter, Amy Winehouse has earned the decent income from her career. She has a net worth of $10 million USD. Likewise, Amy has around 9.9M followers on Facebook. Likewise, she has around 555K followers on Twitter. But she didn’t have an official page on Instagram.
Amy Winehouse Death
Amy Winehouse died on 23rd July 2011, at the age of 27 in Camden, London, England. The cause of her death was Alcohol intoxication.